Nostalgia Highway

Mecum returns to Louisville with 600 muscle cars, classics


1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV

(August 30, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center on Sept. 7-8 for Mecum Louisville 2018 with an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block.

Volo Auto Museum to sell some of its famous TV and movie cars


Bugs Bunny carrot car

(August 28, 2018) VOLO, Ill. — When the Volo Auto Museum sells some of its famous TV and movie cars and other novelties this September, it won't be because officials are downsizing or cutting their losses. Rather, it will be the continuation of a winning strategy that has helped this increasingly eclectic museum located in a small northern Illinois town to buck the trend that has been closing the doors of other auto museums nationwide.

Touring-bodied Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B tops at Pebble Beach

(August 27, 2018) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — After an intense competition that drew diverse cars from around the globe, the coveted gold Best of Show ribbon was placed on the deep blue bodywork of a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was a match meant to be.

1946 Hollywood stock footage gives glimpse of highway travel in L.A.

(August 16, 2018) This nearly six-minute stock footage from Columbia's "Down to Earth" movie gives us a rare glimpse of driving life just after World War II in Southern California. It's a unique treat to take a steam train ride on tracks parallel to the North San Fernando Road in Los Angeles County that times for part of California Highway 99.

Actor Gary Cooper's 1935 Duesenberg SSJ to be offered at auction

(August 13, 2018) Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will present one of the greatest American classic cars ever offered for public sale with an estimate in excess of $10 million — a 1935 Duesenberg SSJ owned by actor Gary Cooper. The auction will be held Aug. 24 and 25.

Grand National Roadster Show voted one of 10 best in U.S.

(August 11, 2018) POMONA, Calif. — The Grand National Roadster Show, the world’s longest running indoor car show, has been named one of the 10 Best Car Shows in America for 2018 by the readers of USA Today. Over the last 69 years, The Grand National Roadster Show has become known as “The Grand Daddy of Them All,” and this most recent accolade further solidifies the show’s reputation.

Mecum's Harrisburg auction brings more than $24.1 million in sales


1978 Lincoln Batmobile

(August 9, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — The theme for Mecum Auctions in 2018 has been growth in leaps and bounds, and, true to form, the auction house’s most recent event saw a more than 27 percent increase in overall sales in just the past year alone. In all, $24.1 million was achieved at the 2018 Harrisburg, Pa., auction as 763 collector cars hammered sold in just three days for a strong sell-through rate of nearly 80 percent.

Chicago Classic Auto Show announces highlight vehicles for Sept. 8-9


1953 General Motors Futurliner

(August 6, 2018) ROSEMONT, Ill. — Today the Chicago Classic Auto Show announced a selection of vehicles to be showcased at the inaugural show from private owners, collections and museums. Among the most exciting vehicles to be shown will be the 1953 General Motors Futurliner #10, one of 12 large dual-front wheeled display vehicles that crisscrossed the country in the early 1950s, part of a General Motors promotion called the Parade of Progress.  

Award-winning car collections head to Atlanta Concours in September


1935 Pierce Arrow Model 1245

(July 26, 2018) ATLANTA, Ga. — The third year is indeed the charm for the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance, with distinguished collections to suit every enthusiast — from the romanticism of rare pre-war vehicles to prominent collections that have made their historic markings from Pebble Beach to Amelia Island — all to be shown Sept. 29 and 30 at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Ga.  

Mecum Harrisburg auction to feature 1,000 classic and collector cars


1966 Ford Bronco

(July 19, 2018) Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will return to Harrisburg, Pa, Aug. 2-4 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex with an estimated 1,000 classic and collector cars expected to cross the auction block. This is the fifth year that Mecum Auctions has staged a collector-car auction in Harrisburg, with last year’s event generating $21 million in sales after drawing bidders from 41 states.

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